Thought for the day Dec third week

Friday Dec 20

Fear Not

Psalm 91 v 9-10: Because you have made the Lord, [who is] my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.

 God has not given us a spirit of fear but a Spirit of power and a sound mind. There are so many things we don’t know and many we don’t fully understand it is therefore natural to be afraid at times. But every time I am afraid I remind myself fear is not a fruit of the Spirit. As children of God we live by faith and not in fear.

Thought of the day: You are not alone

Thursday Dec 19

Be thankful always

Life is filled with up as downs. There is always something to be thankful for. Sometimes we don’t see it but if you adjust your perspective you will appreciate that for whatever difficult situation there is always the possibility of a worse off outcome.

1 Thessalonians 5 v 18:  Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

Thought of the Day: What are you thankful for?


Wednesday December 18

Self control

“Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil.

The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog, all of the

time.”  When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and

replied “The one I feed the most.”

Romans 8 v 5: For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and [d]pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and [e]seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.

I imagine it is difficult to fight temptation if you don’t feed the Spirit of God in you. Meditate on the scriptures and take time to pray. The really battle is within so equip yourself and feed the right dog.

Thought of the Day: Which dog do you feed the most?

Tuesday Dec 17

Pride comes before a fall

It is human nature to have some level of ambition to be somewhat competitive. I imagine there is nothing wrong with celebrating one’s own achievements as long as that does not breed pride. Pride is an inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable feeling of superiority as to one’s talents, beauty, wealth, rank, and so forth

Psalm 127 v 1: 12 Whoever exalts himself [[c]with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be [d]raised to honor.

 We all ought not to think more highly of ourselves than we are. Everything we have or have achieved has been given to us by God. Our talents, intellect and the opportunities that have been presented to us are all by His Grace.

Thought of the Day : Without His Grace we are nothing really.

Monday Dec 16

Jehovah gives life

It’s so amazing that out of nothing He created everything. Man needs raw materials to produce but not our God. By his Word worlds were formed and life was brought into existence.

Psalm 127 v 1: Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.

 Anything and everything we do will as Children of God will only come to fruition if God establishes our plans. It is my faith that if we make known our requests to God through prayer all that we labor for will not be in vain. It might be our health, our familes, our relationships or any situation in our lives that seems dead. The same God who breathed life into us can breathe life into any facet of our lives.

Thought of the Day : Find what needs to live again & don’t labor in vain?

Elder Clarence